Sam Phillips

Samuel Cornelius Phillips (born January 5, 1923 – died July 30, 2003) was an American record producer who played an important role in the development of rock and roll during the 1950s. He was the founder of Sun Records and Sun Studios, where he produced music by Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins, Johnny Cash, and Howlin' Wolf. His success culminated in his launching of Elvis Presley's career in 1954.


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